Outdoor activities and nature spots around Chicago

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The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park offers a variety of free family workshops throughout the year. An urban model of sustainable horticulture,...

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Peterson Garden Project

Learning together in the garden, and kitchen, does much more than put fresh, nutritious food on the table. It helps build stronger communities, connect...


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where more than 1,000 butterflies...

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North Park Village Nature Center

Hiking trails over wetlands, prairie, savannah and woodlands. Visit the kids' educational facility at the nature center.


Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

The zoo's newest attraction is a serene oasis featuring local wildlife and lush prairie vegetation. Free, interactive educational programs take place...


Lincoln Park Zoo

See more than 1,100 animals, many of them endangered. Brand new experiences include Regenstein Macaque Forest, home to Japanese snow monkeys, and the Lionel...



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